Hauppague card with free (or pc) bsd

Brad Alexander storm16 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 01:34:44 UTC 2016

Thanks for your response, Bernhard,

So what would you sugest for an older pci card? All she really needs is
channel 3 since all of channels are handled by the cable box.

I have installed fxtv, but haven't had any luck with it as yet.

On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 3:20 PM, Bernhard Fröhlich <decke at bluelife.at>

> Am 10.01.2016 6:52 nachm. schrieb "Brad Alexander" <storm16 at gmail.com>:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm new to the list and new to BSD, having come over from Linux. I just
> > converted my wife's machine over to pcbsd, which is a spork of freebsd.
> Her
> > machine has a Hauppague card plugged into the cable box, so I have the
> > system loading the bktr driver. According to dmesg:
> >
> > bktr_mem: memory holder loaded
> > bktr0: <BrookTree 878> mem 0xeb000000-0xeb000fff irq 19 at device 1.0 on
> > pci5
> > bktr0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> > bktr0: Hauppauge Model 44801 D110
> > bktr0: Hauppauge WinCast/TV, Philips NTSC tuner.
> >
> > What app do I set her up with to watch live TV? Is there a HOWTO on doing
> > this? On Linux, I was using tvtime, but that was a little long in the
> > tooth, the last update was in 2005, plus the FAQ states:
> > 7. Does tvtime support FreeBSD or NetBSD?
> >
> > Currently, tvtime will not work on BSD-based systems, but the code to get
> > it to work should not be too difficult.
> >
> > There is a driver for bt848 and bt878-based cards under BSD called
> > *bsdbt848*. The API for this driver is different from Linux's video4linux
> > that tvtime was written for, so the first job would be to do the input
> code
> > in tvtime to handle this driver. See mplayer <http://mplayerhq.hu> for
> one
> > example of some code that uses this driver.
> >
> > The only other Linux-specific feature that we use would be the /dev/rtc
> > code to do high performance timing (I assume there is a BSD equivalent of
> > this).
> >
> > So I was planning on using Kodi and TVHeadend, but did not see TVHeadend
> in
> > the repos. So what is the best way to set this up and what end app can i
> > use to get TV in a windowed session on her desktop?
> multimedia/tvheadend is there but it only supports the v4l api like most
> other ported applications. In FreeBSD we have v4l only for USB devices
> provided by cuse4bsd/webcamd.
> So to go forward if you only need to display the raw stream then it's
> possible to do that but if you want to use some shiny
> tvheadend/mythtv/vdr/kodi/vlc/... then you'd better buy a USB device which
> is supported by webcamd. There are some wiki pages on wiki.FreeBSD.org
> which can give you some overview about that.

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